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  • Don’t forget to make exercise
    an important part of your life! Exercise helps you use insulin more
    efficiently, so the insulin in your body has greater power to lower
    blood sugar. And even more good news, the effects from exercise can
    last for up to 24 hours after you have stopped exercising. Be sure to
    check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.
  • Don’t forget about exercise!
    Exercise is important because it increases insulin sensitivity, helps
    improve blood sugar control, and improves blood flow to the heart and
    muscles.
  • Walking is an excellent
    form of exercise. You may burn about 200 calories after walking for
    an hour. Look for creative ways to get your walking time in, such as
    choosing the stairs instead of the elevator at a store or at work.
  • Check your blood sugar
    more frequently when you exercise strenuously. Strenuous exercise can
    sometimes result in low blood sugar later that night or the day after.
    Checking your blood sugar before bedtime can prevent low blood sugar
    during the night.
  • Some types of exercise
    may require adjustments in your medication. Check with your doctor to
    find out what is best for you.
  • Don’t let arthritic-type
    pain stop you from exercising. If you can’t take a daily walk, consider
    trying armchair aerobics and stretches while sitting, or water aerobics
    instead. Check with your health care professional to find an exercise
    plan that is right for you.
  • When you exercise, be sure
    to carry treatment for low blood sugar with you, such as 15 grams of
    a carbohydrate (for example, ½ cup of juice).

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